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(update:OOS again) Fire Emblem Awakening In Stock @ Gamestop.com


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#31 kayne2000

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 06:54 AM

Yeah It probably was just a case of Supply<Demand at launch but now more waves of shipment's have gone out, they made a console bundle of this game, count of them having alot more to sell then the few so far, you soon will see load's of them on shelve's.


if im not mistaken the console bundle comes with it as a downloaded game not a hard copy so the hard copies could still go OOS.

#32 LegendGary

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 07:23 AM

Yeah im starting to notice that they are coming up in stock in stores. As couple days ago they didnt have them anywhere so im guessing that all these stores are getting their shipment around the same time. I didn't expect to see large shipment of this game to different retailers. I thought it was going to stay hard to find, however i might become hard to find later on as time goes by.

#33 StryderOmega

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 12:08 PM

So are we gonna have a thread every time FE comes into stock?

Just saying cause this game isn't going to be rare or anything. Just having supply issues ATM. This is a Nintendo title, do you really think they would limit its release?

If we can have just one dedicated thread that would be fine with me.

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#34 Sgt Barone

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 03:07 PM

Thanks OP! Still in-stock as of now.

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 03:36 PM

Spoke with someone at Gamestop and they only received 5 copies of the game and won't be getting anymore until end of the month. Not sure if Nintendo is trying to push digital download with the lack of physical copies and the bundle only has the digital copy pre-installed.
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Posted 19 February 2013 - 04:50 PM

Saver shipping, if they sell gutted return it, no shipping cost, and SERIOUSLY... stop the GS hate, those are peoples job's, dont wish companies to close... and if you want to get it, then here's a chance!


i absolutely hate this mindset. in this country, if youre a bad business, then you should fail. GS's business practices have been just short of criminal, and they havent innovated one bit in years, refusing to keep up with the rest of the world. their prices are rarely competitive. they are a (bad) business, not a charity. if theyre not going to move the industry forward, someone else will step in.

and when one big business fails. a bunch of little ones emerge. this is a good thing. defending a company merely so jobs can be kept is so dangerous i dont even know where to begin. any economist would laugh in your face.. get your welfare way of thinking out of here. would you defend enron too? "why want them to close down?! people will lose jobs! jobs!"

#37 kayne2000

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 09:50 PM

i absolutely hate this mindset. in this country, if youre a bad business, then you should fail. GS's business practices have been just short of criminal, and they havent innovated one bit in years, refusing to keep up with the rest of the world. their prices are rarely competitive. they are a (bad) business, not a charity. if theyre not going to move the industry forward, someone else will step in.

and when one big business fails. a bunch of little ones emerge. this is a good thing. defending a company merely so jobs can be kept is so dangerous i dont even know where to begin. any economist would laugh in your face.. get your welfare way of thinking out of here. would you defend enron too? "why want them to close down?! people will lose jobs! jobs!"


one part where you are wrong is in the any economist would say this which is sadly not true as a large chunk of the media promotes this idea and they have their economist agree with them.

although i otherwise i agree 100%. that said gamestop is largely responsible for gaming stores becoming a thing and going so mainstream.

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 10:00 PM

The perennial troll appears ... =-p


just saying it was a fun game until you made up that person i mean even the final boss was taken down in 2 rounds.

could easy see putting 100 hours into the game if someone wanted to get all of the children but the 22 hours i put into it was good enough for me
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#39 TheThoughtlessOne

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 10:01 PM

id rather pay ebay 60 dollars than buy from gamestop


I used to feel that way before I realized almost everyone on ebay was worse, people that buy 10 collectors editions and then part them out, resellers that don't care about games, they just buy all the games they can and then try to flip them for 200%-300% profit, people will charge $100+ for a game that has fallen into obscurity, not because they need the money, or because that's the games actual worth, but just because they can. If you look at all that and still say Gamestop is somehow worse than 90% of those Fuck's you're lying to yourself.

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 05:18 AM

Did the copy ship after a day

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 06:12 AM

this shortage is 100% because of nintendo wanting to push digital games

#42 PanzerDSS

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 06:13 AM

Went today. I thought it was a 3DS XL. The collector of me probably should have bought it, but I couldn't spend $200 for a regular 3DS.

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 06:43 AM

this shortage is 100% because of nintendo wanting to push digital games


Really? You have any proof of this? Cause I keep hearing people pulling this out of their ass.

It doesn't do well here so its not a shock they didn't print many.

#44 kayne2000

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 09:44 AM

Really? You have any proof of this? Cause I keep hearing people pulling this out of their ass.

It doesn't do well here so its not a shock they didn't print many.


exactly its more than likely because nintendo likes to low print anything not named mario,zelda or metroid. fire emblem games in the US usually just up and go OOP at some random point in the future. the wii one did, the GC one did, im sure the DS one has too by now, i know a GBA did.

why nintendo does this ill never know. why they cant be like microsoft and just print as many copies as people want ill never know.

but then again when you sit on games like fire emblem and xenoblade that could sell millions and fail to advertise the hell out of them of course they dont sell.

the only reason i know about fire emblem is cause i randomly blind bought the GC one and got hooked and since then have had to actually google and search out info on new games in the series.

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 09:54 AM

I keep waiting for them to get a used copy in so i can steal the case/manual and return just the cart.

Stupid 3DS bundle and its lack of any kinda of physical game copy!
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Posted 22 February 2013 - 11:11 AM

Thanks OP, but I rather don't buy the game at all if it is sold at Gamestop only :/ You guys post that walmart and BB are selling copies now, I'll check tomorrow! Thanks for the info.

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 11:18 AM

Have GS credit to burn - thanks for the post OP!

#48 Sgt Barone

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 12:12 PM

Great find OP!

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 01:35 PM

im gonna check target today, it shows limited stock. cant break down and get it from gamestop, was checking out at bestbuy.com and it went no shipping available right after i added it to cart. wasted too much time picking out a sdhc card.

#50 adriley313

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 01:42 PM

Guess this is the only place to get it since Amazon says 2-4 weeks.
Need a copy for my bf to play, and for $40 i dont wanna pay for a digital copy.
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Posted 22 February 2013 - 05:50 PM

exactly its more than likely because nintendo likes to low print anything not named mario,zelda or metroid. fire emblem games in the US usually just up and go OOP at some random point in the future. the wii one did, the GC one did, im sure the DS one has too by now, i know a GBA did.

why nintendo does this ill never know. why they cant be like microsoft and just print as many copies as people want ill never know.

but then again when you sit on games like fire emblem and xenoblade that could sell millions and fail to advertise the hell out of them of course they dont sell.

the only reason i know about fire emblem is cause i randomly blind bought the GC one and got hooked and since then have had to actually google and search out info on new games in the series.


They hardly advertize anything. in the last ten years if I can remmeber 3 nintendo ads on tv its too many. Nintendo has always seemed overly pragmatic and averse to change to me. That's why every one of their games is the same for like 5 years till they decide to change it.

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 06:33 PM

exactly its more than likely because nintendo likes to low print anything not named mario,zelda or metroid. fire emblem games in the US usually just up and go OOP at some random point in the future. the wii one did, the GC one did, im sure the DS one has too by now, i know a GBA did.

why nintendo does this ill never know. why they cant be like microsoft and just print as many copies as people want ill never know.

but then again when you sit on games like fire emblem and xenoblade that could sell millions and fail to advertise the hell out of them of course they dont sell.

the only reason i know about fire emblem is cause i randomly blind bought the GC one and got hooked and since then have had to actually google and search out info on new games in the series.


Nintendo knows what they are doing in their pricing strategy.

Nintendo has a different strategy than MS and Sony. They typically do not drop the price of their 1st party titles, so people don't sit and wait for it to be $20 in the clearance bin a week later. A lot of people wait for most other games to drop to $20 or less before picking up.

Printing unlimited typically means there is a ton of stock and the price needs to drop to move it, meaning a lot of cheap games and Nintendo does not want to be known for making a lot of cheap games, they pride themselves on game quality.

I agree that something like Xenoblade could use another limited print run, but I suspect that title might be in licensing limbo more than just Nintendo's choice, and I doubt they could sell "millions" of more copies, but certainly "thousands."

The push into digital once a title has sold out and is "rare" will help push people to buy the physical game on release when Nintendo still has the ability to just keep the printers running (which saves on cost, setting up a second print run incurs a lot of additional setup costs), but still offer them the option to buy it digitally if they can't find it in store once they have stopped printing. This would be a good solution for something like Xenoblade.

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 07:14 PM

Eh, Xenoblade is an oddity. It's a flat-out amazing game that required a shitload of time to localize due to the vast amount of stuff in it.

It wasn't a hit in Japan or Europe because it wasn't a sequel, it had a dumb name, etc whatever.

It could have done a lot better, considering it isn't much of a JRPG, and FF13 made the internet hate the JRPG. Had they just released it in 2011 like they did in Europe, at any point during the great game drought, it could've performed well. Instead they pushed Wii Play Motion

#54 kayne2000

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 11:59 PM

thats because nintendo failed to advertise the damn thing. xenoblade could of rivaled FF but it didnt. the only real advertising for the game was done by operation rainfall like it or not and word of mouth. xenoblade is everything wrong and right about nintendo all at once. its nintendos high quality game at its finest and yet its nintendo being too damn stubborn and stupidity to promote it. this should of been backed fully but it wasnt. there should of been no debate as to whether this was coming outside of japan. i mean really whats the point of such game of that size only to limited print it. thats like if skyrim got a limited print run it just makes 0 sense.

and yes nintendo does advertise but its always mario,zelda,metroid or the latest casual thing. rarely fire emblem, or advance wars, or battlion wars, baten kaitos, or last story or xenoblade.

the thing about massive printing and people waiting for clearance bins is take some of these other big titles they still sell millions either way. now take nintendo titles they dont hit that number because of lack of advertising for them and lack of printing or nintendo just being stubborn and refusing to price drop things. there is nothing wrong with a "cheap game". just because halo for instance will hit 15 dollars doesnt make it a bad game. if a see a zelda game at 15 dollars im not thinking boy this game sucks. while a lot of people wait for some games to hit 20 dollars to say everyone does is just not true. while tons of people will wait for halo 4 to clearance that game still sold tons on day 1. im sure zelda could do the same thing.

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 03:55 AM

Alright so some what of an update. I was doing a store search of fire emblem awakening on best buy website and nothing was coming up in my area anymore Hillsboro OR, so i decided to check my old zip code to see if any in Los Angeles (90062) had them and nothing came up. I went into best buy the other day to see if they had copies and they didnt. The store employee said they sold out fast.

While i was target to see if they had it, they didnt even have one of those plastic covers for where the game should be. So my guess its all a hit and miss thing in your area if they have Hard copies of the game.

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 05:27 AM

Really? You have any proof of this? Cause I keep hearing people pulling this out of their ass.

It doesn't do well here so its not a shock they didn't print many.


if you want proof just turn on your TV, they are constantly playing fire emblem commercials and they have been since the release date. If they were out of stock there is no reason for them to waste money on expensive commercials unless their plan was to have people download it and were holding back the physical supply.


exactly its more than likely because nintendo likes to low print anything not named mario,zelda or metroid. fire emblem games in the US usually just up and go OOP at some random point in the future. the wii one did, the GC one did, im sure the DS one has too by now, i know a GBA did.


something going out of print has nothing to do with fire emblem not even being in stores on the release date

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 05:30 AM

that is the most ass backwards way of thinking ive ever heard,lol.

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 05:31 AM

im gonna check target today, it shows limited stock. cant break down and get it from gamestop, was checking out at bestbuy.com and it went no shipping available right after i added it to cart. wasted too much time picking out a sdhc card.


all the target stores around me got in 2-3 copies yesterday, it must have been a restocking day

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 05:48 AM

What the hell?

Nintendo put out Fire Emblem on Gamecube, Wii, GBA, and DS, but only now has it become highly desirable? It seems the only reason is because people think it's rare and valuable? It just came out, did you honestly think they weren't going to catch up on stock?

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 10:12 AM

What the hell?

Nintendo put out Fire Emblem on Gamecube, Wii, GBA, and DS, but only now has it become highly desirable? It seems the only reason is because people think it's rare and valuable? It just came out, did you honestly think they weren't going to catch up on stock?


To be fair, this is probably the best Fire Emblem game ever made. They really refined the hell outa it for this thing.
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